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Gunmen abduct Plateau traditional ruler, Da Gyang Balak, demand N10m ransom

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers on Sunday night abducted Da. Gyang Balak Gut, the Gwom Rwei Vwang in Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State.
It was gathered that the gunmen mounted a checkpoint close to National Institute for Policy and Strategic Study (NIPSS) kuru where the paramount ruler was kidnapped on his way home.

It was learnt that the kidnappers stop a bus vehicle which was used as barricade while the paramount ruler ran into them and was whiskey away.
It was gathered that the kidnappers have established contact with the family and demanding for a ransom of N10 million.
Police Public Relations Officer PPRO ASP Ubah Gabriel Ogaba confirmed the incident.

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‘Bandits tied my hands, made me watch my 6 children, 4 others killed’

“We did not know their exact mission because when they asked us where the vigilantes that operated in the area stayed, we answered them honestly.

Suspected bandits who attacked two communities (Nakuna and Wurukuchi) in Shiroro Local Government Area in Niger state killed numerous numbers of people.

One of the victims of the attack, Mallam Yahaya Mota Nakuna, who spoke to The Nation, narrated how his 6 children and four other persons were killed.

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Buhari should declare “full-fledged” war on bandits – Gov Bello charges

He vowed that the government and security agencies will intensify efforts to ensure the perpetrators are apprehended.

Since bandits have been designated as terrorists, Niger’s governor, Abubakar Bello, believes it is time to wage a “full-fledged war” against them.

The governor was reacting to a recent attack on the settlements of Nakudna and Wurukuci in Niger state’s Shiroro LGA, which reportedly resulted in the deaths of over 30 people.

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How ex-governor, Bafarawa’s nephew allegedly sold military gun trucks to bandits – Police sources

“The allegations levelled against him include armed robbery, kidnapping, burning of houses in Sokoto, Zamfara, Kebbi and Niger states and illegal possession of firearms like Ak-47, AK-49 and military gun trucks that he buys and sells to terrorists.”

The Nigeria Police Force is currently investigating grave allegations against a nephew of Attahiru Bafarawa, former governor of Sokoto State, who was arrested for supplying arms, ammunition, and military kits to bandits.
According to NAN, police sources said that investigations showed that the suspect, identified as Musa Mohammed Kamarawa, bought and sold military gun trucks to bandits as well as AK-47 and AK-49 rifles.

The police further claimed his gang engaged in kidnapping and burning of houses in Sokoto, Zamfara, Kebbi and Niger states.

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Bloodbath in Zamfara villages as bandits kill 200, scores missing

“They killed many of the vigilante group members and also set the village on fire and killed many people, mostly women and children

Fleeing bandits have reportedly killed over 200 persons in Anka and Bukkuyum local government areas of Zamfara State.
It was gathered that the bandits, who were fleeing as a result of ongoing military operations, were trying to leave the state with large number of animals when they attacked some villages in the two local government areas, killing over 200 people in the process.


The attacked villages are Rafin Danya, Barayar Zaki, Rafin Gero and Kurfa.

According to NAN, an indigene of the area, who gave his name as Mohammed Kurfa, said he was in his village when the bandits arrived.
Kurfa said they came with over 3,000 cattle and were trying to leave the state when members of a vigilante group tried to engage them in a gun battle.

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How Bandits Brutally Murdered My Mum, 4 Kids – Sokoto Resident

Shafa’atu, a 30-year-old widow has disclosed how she watched her mother, four children and other relatives burn to death during the attack on a commercial vehicle by bandits in Sokoto on Monday, December 6.

The woman was travelling to Kaduna with her children, mother, immediate younger brother, a niece and nephew, when they came under attack by bandits along Sabon Birni-Isa road, NAN reported.

NAN gathers that Shafa’atu is currently at a hospital where she is recuperating from burns sustained from the attack.

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Bandits Attack Kaduna, Kill Traditional Ruler, Residents Flee

The Magajin Garin Idasu in Giwa Local Government Area of Kaduna State, Malam Magaji Ibrahim, has been shot dead.
He was killed 24 hours after 38 people were murdered across Kaduna, including the LGA.
One of the youth leaders in Rahiya village, Ridwan Abdulhadi, told NAN that over 70 percent of the people in the village, have fled to ‎safer communities in part of Zaria and Giwa town‎.


It‎ was gathered that the deceased was killed when bandits invaded the community on Sunday.

A resident, ‎Sharehu Idasu, said the victim was shot when he came out of his residence, calling for help ‎after the bandits invaded the community.

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Insecurity: Bandits kill over 30 people in fresh attack in Kaduna

Nigeria: At least 38 people were killed in a fresh attack in Giwa local government area of Kaduna state.

It was gathered that houses, trucks, and cars were also burnt by the attackers along with agricultural produce at various farms.

The attack happened on Sunday, December 19, 2021.

The Kaduna state commissioner for Internal Security and Home affairs — Samuel Aruwan who confirmed the attack said that the death toll rose from initial 20 to 38.

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Insecurity: Five travellers shot and killed by Bandits in Sokoto

Bandits suspected to be loyal to factional leader Bello Turji, have killed at least 5 people after opening fire on a vehicle conveying 24 people from Sabon Birni to Rijiyar Ladan village in Sabon Birni local government area of Sokoto State.
The attack reportedly occurred at Gidan Bawa junction on Monday morning. In a video provided by Rundunar Adalci, a human rights group in Sokoto State, one of the victims (name withheld) said the bandits opened fire on the vehicle and set it ablaze.

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Bandits kill two, kidnap over 50 in Kaduna

Two persons have been killed, while “more than 50” have allegedly been abducted in an attack in Unguwan Gimbiya community of Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

An eyewitness said the incident happened in the early hours of Friday December 3. The source alleged that 13 families were attacked in the operation, which lasted for about two hours.

He said; 

“They invaded Ungwan Gimbiya Community of Sabo in Chikun local government area of Kaduna state, killed two people and abducted 50.”